Whenever I have a task that needs automation, python is my goto language. This is due to its simplicity and versatility. Python is extremely powerful for this application and even more so when combined with a utility such as cron.
A higher-order function is one that either takes a function as an argument or returns a function (or both!). These functions help us achieve more complex tasks in our business logic that would be much more tedious with first-class functions.
Python lambda functions are an invaluable feature. One of the benefits of using Python is that it facilitates relatively compact code compared to other programming languages. This means getting so much more done with fewer lines of code.
Flask is a wonderful framework. If you read my blog, you’ll realise just how much I love it. There are many reasons why I like Flask. The most important reason is the freedom it gives me. Freedom is power, but with great power, comes great responsibility.
I’ve written an article about handling flask configurations. In that article, I discussed 2 ways in which we can handle application configuration. However, there is a third method of handling flask configurations that I did not discuss: using environment variables. In this article, I’m going to expound on this method and provide code examples.
organising flask configurations can be confusing and tedious. In this article, I strip away the complexity and simplify the whole process
This is not a problem I thought I’d be running into any time soon, however, the nature of software development is such that unpredictable hurdles jump out at you at every stage of the development process.
I’ve recently developed a deep fascination with web crawlers/scrapers. Despite knowing about them for a while, I’ve never had any real need or desire to develop one until recently. This change was brought about by the gruelling job application process that I have been engaging in recently.
I’ve been working on some web crawling projects recently. In my first project, my chosen tools were python, selenium, and homebrew. I doubt you need much of an introduction to python, selenium is a framework that facilitates browser automation. I won’t go into too much detail about selenium in this post in order to keep it […]